Travel challenge: A tennis holiday
Saturday 18 June 2011
Every week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Inspired by the Wimbledon tennis championships, beginning on Monday, this week's challenge is for a seven-day tennis holiday. Prices are per person based on two people sharing, for a holiday commencing on 2 July...
£1,379: Florida, US
Includes return flights from Heathrow to Miami, transfers, all-inclusive accommodation at Club Med Sandpiper Bay, access to the on-site Tennis Academy and six 45-minute lessons. "For anyone seeking a long-haul, action-packed escape for less, the newly renovated Club Med Sandpiper Bay is ideal. The resort has everything from tennis and golf to swimming and a children's trapeze. There's never been a better time to go," says Laurent de Chorivit of Club Med (08453 676 767; clubmed.co.uk).
Tuscan Tennis Holidays
£590: Tuscany, Italy
Includes accommodation in a self-catering apartment at La Capperaia villa in Bagno a Ripoli, plus two hours' daily professional tennis coaching at the nearby Florence Tennis School clay court club in Candeli. Flights are not included. "It is difficult to find a better location for a tennis holiday, being so close to Florence, one of the world's most beautiful cities, with hours of culture to enjoy in between tennis lessons," says Laura Middleton from Tuscan Tennis Holidays (01415 767205; tuscanytennis.com).
Western & Oriental Travel
£845: Murcia, Spain
Includes return flights from Gatwick, transfers, accommodation with breakfast at La Manga Club and the Tennis Academy Package (two hours' group lessons on five days). "La Manga Club boasts 28 tennis courts with a choice of clay, artificial grass and hard surfaces, making it ideal for tennis fans," says Andrew Marshall of Western & Oriental Travel. "Other facilities include one of Europe's finest golfing resorts, an eight-pitch professional football centre, along with an indoor lap pool, fitness centre and spa." (0845 277 3300; WandOTravel.com).
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